RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
North Peak Wanderer is a Session IPA. This exciting new style is balanced with malt and hop characters and has a clean finish. The combination of full hop flavor and lower alcohol gives Wanderer a a wonderful drinkability! Wanderer has a light, clean and refreshing body, and is hopped with Perle, Willamette, Centennial and Citra hops that gives Wanderer a Citrus and Pine finish. Wanderer is rounded out with a generous amount of dry-hopping with Citra hops to fill the nose. It is brewed in Traverse City, MI, on Old Mission Peninsula incorporating locally grown hops.

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2.9
Onslow (1512) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear orange brew with generous off white head, good head retention. Aroma of brown sugar, citrus hops. Taste is moderate bitter hops and brown sugar at the start ending with a short bitter finish. Light. bodied, light palate, lively carbonation. Not much malt and not much body, rather harsh in palate, one dimensional hops - but at least they’s hops. Worth a try.

3.2
AWISLguy (3224) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Sampler from the 8th Street Grille in Holland. Pours very pale orange with no head. Lowly carbonated. Aroma is fruity hoppiness. Sweet. Some citrus. Taste is fruit, pine and has little background. Finishes a bit short. Somewhat bitter.

3.2
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
Bottle. Very hazy dirty amber. Good head. Orange juice sweet citrus scent. Very light body. Sharp citrus hop start mellows out and is enjoyable. You could pound back a few. In general I like more malt but for low ABV this is pretty nice.

3.6
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Copper with a creamy tan head that leaves lots of lace behind. Aroma is floral, herbal and spicy with citrus rind, lemongrass, bready malt and some lemon. Taste is herbal and vegetal with pale malt, floral hops and a tea-like quality. A touch thin with mild bitterness.

3.2
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2011
12oz bottle picked up at Jolly Pumpkin in Ann Arbor, MI. Pours a cloudy, orange-amber colored body with a big, frothy, three finger-width, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a good amount of lacing throughout. Aroma is moderate orange florals and a light grapefruit pine. Some grainy malts with a light caramel sweetness offer a solid balance. Flavor is similar. Thinner citrus up front with some florals and a light pine. Malts balance in the middle with a lighter carmel and some grains. Up front flavor goes somewhat quickly before this starts to dry and some grass and dry hay finish this off. Dry with some citrus and a light, earthy and grassy bitterness along with a touch of pale malt sweetness. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a light, smooth body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a very easy drinking, lower ABV% IPA. Nothing special, but enjoyable enough.

3.7
Strykzone (7482) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2011
12 ounce bottle that was shared with a friend. This poured ginger colored and sported a nice thick head. It left substantial lacing all the way down. The nose was pine hops with some caramel. Those were also tasted along with floral and citrus notes. Big bitterness was a steady feature and dominated the aftertaste. I liked this and appreciated the low ABV.

3.2
Sammy (12491) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
On tap at Jolly Pumpkin in Ann Arbor. Golden bodied with carbonation bubbles visible. This one ranked at 4.1% abv. Orange flavour and creamy, although aggressive carbonation detracted it was still good drnkability. Very decent APA.

3
wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Tasted on 6/28/11 from a 12oz bottle purchased at Siciliano’s. Pours cloudy bright orange with a thick rocky egg shell head that slowly recedes to thin, even lace. The nose is slightly earthy, with orange juice, caramel malt, and tangy hops. The flavor is lighter, but the same, with dusty hops, earth, orange juice, and caramel malt. The body is light with average carbonation, and a medium earthy and bitter hops finish. 6/3/6/3/12

2.4
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2011
bottle.. pours a dark orange, with a decent light tan head... smells very malty, a bit of bo, and grapefruit, not bad but boring... doesn’t taste good, metallic pine, too bitter no malt.... pass

2.8
cheap (5958) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2011
From a nifty set of north peak beers I got from vintage. Fruity mild aroma. Yes, IPA in many aspects but the alky content makes this a rather acceptable brew. Good sizzle and not as oily as many IPA. It has a good look about it with some sediment on the bottom of the bottle. Almost acceptable for such a rude style. Medium strong chewing on grapefruit pulp and rind finnish. I dislike IPA but this beer comes acrtoss as one of the better for my buds. IMHO jsut as good as Hoppy Face Amber Ale Rogue Brutal IPA & Butternuts Snapperhead IPA


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